455 units of the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3, produced between May 15, 2009 and February 11, 2010, are involved in the recall. Porsche is notifying owners, and has stated that it will replace the rear wheel hubs, free of charge. Additionally, Porsche will change the service intervals, as the current intervals may be "insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure." Check out all the details on this recall in the press release below.
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
PORSCHE / 911 GT3 2010
Manufacturer: PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC. Report Receipt Date: DEC 03, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V558000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 455
Porsche is recalling certain model year 2010 911 GT3 vehicles manufactured May 15, 2009, through February 11, 2010. The rear wheel hubs may be prone to failure under certain driving conditions. Also, the original, suggested maintenance intervals may be insufficient to prevent wheel hub failure.
If the rear hub fails, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheel hubs on the rear axle free of charge. The service interval specifications will also be revised and provided to owners as part of Porsche's owner notification letter. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243.
Porsche's safety recall number is AC05. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.